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Would You Pay $10 Grand To Keep Your Website Away From XXX Content?

Would You Pay $10 Grand To Keep Your Website Away From XXX Content?

Have you ever thought about what would happen if your IT administrator were to go rogue and create redirects on your website that take your visitors to inappropriate content? Well, it happened to one unfortunate company in Arizona, and it ended poorly for both parties involved. What started as a ransom ended up as four years of probation and a huge sum of cash paid in restitution.

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Tip of the Week: Victims Of November 2014 Scam Can Get Fraction Of Funds Back

Tip of the Week: Victims Of November 2014 Scam Can Get Fraction Of Funds Back

In November of 2014, the Federal Trade Commission announced that “two massive telemarketing operations” had been temporarily shut down after collecting over $120 million by “deceptively marketing computer software and tech support services.” It wasn’t long before these companies lost significant court judgements to the FTC, but by then, the money was gone.

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Tip of the Week: How to Handle an Obvious Phone Scam

Tip of the Week: How to Handle an Obvious Phone Scam

Let’s say that you’re going about your daily business when you receive a phone call from an unknown number. You never know who it might be, so you decide to answer it. The man on the other end of the phone has a thick accent and asks if you’re having trouble with your computer. Now that he mentions it, you might have sensed a slight slowdown with your PC. You decide to hear him out and see what he has to say.

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